Although summertime is great with its laid-back pace, grilling outdoors, lounging by the pool, and longer daylight hours, the arrival of autumn brings a welcomed change: apple picking, pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider, the leaves changing color, and of course sweater weather. And as introverts, there are even more reasons to love autumn:
1. Sometimes we just want to stay inside. Summer presents a certain “pressure”. When it’s warm and sunny outside, a little guilt can creep in if we’re not out there taking advantage of the beautiful weather, doing something, all the time. Autumn usually provides enough cloudy and chilly days to just curl up on a comfy couch with a good book or binge-watch our favorite TV series. Or bake a pie with some of those apples you picked!
2. For those times when we want to get outside, the beginning of Fall means that the summer crowds have mostly thinned out, traffic on the highways has died down some, and air travel is a little quieter. A lot of introverts don’t like big crowds, so this is the best time of year to visit our favorite spots, both locally and long-distance. Locally, check out Homestead Farm for a taste of Fall: apple picking, pumpkin patch, hayrides, and more.
3. The Fall is often seen as a time of transformation (falling, turning leaves for example), so it would make sense that this is the best time of year to learn something new. We introverts are like sponges when it comes to learning something new, trying to soak up as much knowledge about whatever it may be: a new sport, hobby, or a practical skill. The season also seems to inspire creativity in people, so if you like to write, for example, it may be the perfect time, either indoors or out in the crisp autumn air!
So both introverts and extroverts, enjoy and savor autumn because winter is right around the corner!